Acupuncture is a complete and holistic medical system, with the first written record of it being found in the 4,700 year old Huang Di Nei Jing (Yellow Emperor's Classic of Internal Medicine), which is said to be the oldest medical textbook in the world.
According to classical Chinese medicine theory, the human body consists of a network of meridians through which Qi flows to connect all that makes us, us, and keep the person alive. When the free flow of Qi is out of balance the person becomes ill. The flow of Qi can be disrupted by a number of things such as physical injuries, mental and emotional strain and many lifestyle factors.
Acupuncture needles are inserted at certain points along the meridians in order to re-establish the free flow of Qi. This triggers the body’s natural healing process and restores equilibrium to mind, body and spirit.
In Chinese Medicine, each of the five elements which make up the macrocosm of the universe; Water, Wood, Fire, Earth and Metal, also make up the microcosm of the human being. The movement of these five elements are experienced when we express different emotions.
Simply, the movement of Fire energy is experienced as Joy; Earth energy as Pensiveness; Metal as Grief; Water as Fear and Wood as Anger. Just as the energies of the cosmos shift and transform giving us the change in seasons, so to do our emotions continuously adjust depending on the situation we are experiencing.
However, external and internal influences; life’s trials and tribulations and our reaction to them, create disharmony among the elements resulting in the flow of energy becoming ‘stuck’, leading to their inappropriate expression.
This stuck energy results in one element being predominantly imbalanced, creating a distorted perspective through which we view life, thereby attracting further experiences which continue to pervert the emotional imbalance and deceive our interpretation of reality.
Chinese Medicine works to unbind these stuck energies and emotions in order to bring the mind, body and spirit into a state of equilibrium. Perhaps you are already aware of issues resulting from your distorted emotional state, or maybe you find yourself encountering the same kind of problems over and over again. If you are ready to bring balance and harmony to your life and restore your energy flow to its intended purpose, then why not book in for a consultation to discuss how Chinese Medicine can improve your life.